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Memphis Grizzlies closes deal with Brazilian G League player

Brazilian winger was one of the highlights of Mexico City, in the NBA G League, and signs a 10-day contract with the Memphis Grizzlies

According to the journalist Adrian Wojnarowskifrom the North American “ESPN”, the Memphis Grizzlies signed a ten-day contract with the Brazilian winger Mãozinha Pereirawho was working for Mexico City Captainsfrom the G League. For the development league of NBAmaintained averages of 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds in the 24 games he played on the court.

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Originally from Rio de Janeiro, the 23-year-old athlete played his third and final season for the NBB in 2022/23. But, it was the first Corinthianshaving already worked for the Pine trees and by Fortaleza Basketball Cearense previously. That year, in fact, he was one of the highlights of the Parque São Jorge team and the position.

This is because he had the highest rebounding average of the tournament, with 9.8 per game. In addition, he competed for the award for player with the greatest improvement and best pivot of the season. In the best year of his career, he was elected one of the four captains of the All-Star Game and won the competition's Outstanding Young Player award.

Recently, Mãozinha began to appear, for the first time, in the squad for the main Brazilian team. The winger participated in the matches valid for the qualifiers of the AmeriCup. New reinforcement for the Grizzlies, the Brazilian was tipped to play in the last Summer League for the Detroit Pistons, but ended up not being called up. Now, Pereira joins Gui Santos as the only two Brazilians in the current NBA season.

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Memphis Grizzlies closes deal with Brazilian G League player

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